Jan 22

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They Googled what?!

Today I’ve spent a bunch of time considering how to get the word out to a wider audience about The Miracle Journal, and also how to make some money from this endeavor.  I’m not expecting to quit my job or anything but as I work my way out of debt, every extra dollar helps.

I spent today doing research into things that don’t make a lot of sense to me yet.  Like my Google PR rating (which apparently is a PR4, although I have not a clue what that means!)

Along the way, I looked at a list of the terms that people have searched in Google in order to find my site.  Let’s say it was…enlightening.  And gave me a big laugh!  🙂

Here are some of my favorites:

good grades=money – if I could have made money from good grades, I’d be rich by now.  Instead I have to settle for having gotten a good education.

the gershwin miracle – Yes, the music of George and Ira Gershwin definitely is a miracle.  I wonder if there’s something else that I should know about them?

if i cancel my debit card and i have a r – Don’t keep me in suspense!  You have an r-WHAT?

awesome veggie patch – How this ended up at my blog I have no idea.

monday – I wonder how many search results they had to click through before they found me?

I love the pop-up results on Google - sometimes they're hilarious! 🙂

And on a completely different note… there’s a man who started working at the big grocery store in town recently.  He makes me smile every time I see him – he’s always happy and ready with a joke or comment.  Apparently he’s making an effort to memorize all of the customer’s names.  I saw him several times when he didn’t remember my name. He’d apologize and promise to do better next time.  I think the fact that he’s trying at all is astonishing.

Last night he remembered my name!  When I walked up to the register, he said, “Good evening Leah!”  With a big ol’ grin on his face.  It was so sweet.  Thankfully I had taken note of his name as well and was able to respond “Hi there, Rick!”

Such a little thing, but it really made my evening.  It’s wonderful to interact with someone who looks at the world with a smile and makes up challenges to keep themselves entertained.  I hope that I’ll have that kind of great attitude when I’m his age.

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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